• book review The starless sea erin morgenstern
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    The Starless Sea – Erin Morgenstern

    Far beneath the surface of the earth, upon the shores of the Starless Sea, there is a labyrinthine collection of tunnels and rooms filled with stories. The entryways that lead to this sanctuary are often hidden, sometimes on forest floors, sometimes in private homes, sometimes in plain sight. But those who seek will find. Their doors have been waiting for them. I’m not sure what to tell you about this book. My experience in reading it went from one extreme to another. While reading the first half, I thought about putting it down at least a dozen times. I couldn’t get into it, never felt myself drawn to it, but…

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    My 10 favourite books of 2019

    2019 wasn’t the best year. Not reading-wise and not in general. But here we are. A new year with new possibilities. And I just want to close up the previous one. So without further introduction. Here are my 10 favourite books of last year. Mythos by Stephen Fry (read in January 2019) If you know my reading taste, you’ll know I’m a sucker for anything that looks and sounds myth-like. I’ve loved The Song of Achilles and Circe and when I heard about this book, I immediately knew I wanted to read it. I love Stephen Fry. He’s such an interesting and funny person and I could honestly listen to…

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    My Purple Scented Novel by Ian McEwan

    ‘You will have heard of my friend the once celebrated novelist Jocelyn Tarbet, but I suspect his memory is beginning to fade… You’d never heard of me, the once obscure novelist Parker Sparrow, until my name was publicly connected with his. To a knowing few, our names remain rigidly attached, like the two ends of a seesaw. His rise coincided with, though did not cause, my decline… I don’t deny there was wrongdoing. I stole a life, and I don’t intend to give it back. You may treat these few pages as a confession.’

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    Starting over

    Sometimes you just have to start over. That’s what I’m doing now. I’ve taken all the ancient posts offline, to re-evaluate them over time. Are my thoughts still representative of me? Do I still love the books I loved way back when? Maybe I’ve changed my mind. Maybe I’ve found a new appreciation for the books I used to dislike? In any case, I’m ready to rebuild this website from the ground up. And I’m planning to do it by my own rules. I’m ready! P.S. My Instagram will stay the same, so you can still find all the books I’ve read there.